Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Regular program length: 4 semester (full-time program)

Credit points (ECTS): 120 credit points

Language of instruction: English and German

Limited capacity:
First semester: yes
Higher semester1: yes
Application possible for:
First semester: winter and summer term
Higher semester1: winter and summer term
Application deadline:
German and EU nationals
First semester: July 15 for winter term, January 15 for summer term
Higher semester1: July 15 for winter term, January 15 for summer term
Non-EU nationals:
First semester: July 15 for winter term, January 15 for summer term
Higher semester1: July 15 for winter term, January 15 for summer term
1 Application for higher semester are starting summer term 2024.


Im interdisziplinären Masterstudiengang Digital Economics vertiefst und ergänzt du auf individuelle Weise deine im Bachelorstudium erworbenen wissenschaftlichen Qualifikationen in den Fächern Digital Economics, Betriebs- und Volkswirtschaftslehre, Informatik, Mathematik, Statistik und Ökonometrie, Operations Research und den Gesellschaftswissenschaften.

Im Pflichtbereich gliedert sich das jetzt hauptsächlich englischsprachige Studium in die Fächer Economics, Methods und Society mit den Modulen:


  • Digital Economics (9 LP)
  • Digital Financial Economics (9 LP)
  • Economics & Management (9 LP)


  • Informatics & Machine Learning (9 LP)
  • Statistics & Econometrics (9 LP)
  • Computation & Optimization (9 LP)


  • Digitalization & Society (9 LP)

Im ergänzenden Wahlpflichtbereich setzt du inhaltlich eigene Schwerpunkte, indem du dich für zwei Wahlmodule (2x 9 LP) und ein Seminarmodul (9 LP) aus den Fächern Betriebs- und Volkswirtschaftslehre, Informatik, Operations Research, Statistik und/ oder Recht und Soziologie entscheidest.

Im abschließenden vierten Semester schreibst du deine Masterarbeit.

Degree and duration

Regular program length of 2 years leading to a "Master of Science (M.Sc.)" degree; 120 credit points (corresponding to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS) must be completed. Individual prorgram length may differ from regular program length.

The master's program in Digital Economics opens up career opportunities e.g. as executive in all areas of public administration, in non-governmental organizations, and in all areas of the private sector that are influenced by digitalization. In addition, there is a possibility of working in consulting or in start-ups. Or you can opt for an academic career and start a doctorate as the next step.

  • newly designed interdisciplinary program
  • first university program of its kind in Germany
  • modern and innovative study program at the interface of economics and informatics
  • possibility to individualize your course through extensive elective and specialization options
  • close cooperation with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Industrial Partner Network for company contacts and internships
  • KIT is member of the university network EUCOR which enables you to participate in courses at the universities Freiburg, Basel, Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse
  • departmental International Relations Office for assistance in planning your stay abroad
  • for prospective doctoral students: Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)
  • for young start-ups: entrepreneurial support by KIT-Gründerschmiede / KIT Founders Forge
  1. a completed bachelor’s or equivalent degree awarded at a university, university of applied sciences or a university of cooperative education of at least 3 years duration and based on a minimum of 180 ECTS credits points in a study program such as Digital Econimics, Industrial Engineering and Management, Informations Systems or in another study program relating to economic science, informatics, mathematics or in a study program with essentially the same content as one of the aforementioned programs.
  2. necessary minimum requirements in mathematics and/or statistics of 20 credit points
  3. proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language of at least B2 level, for example one of the following internationally recognized tests:
    • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 90 points in the internet-based TOEFL Test
    • IELTS with an overall minimum score of at least 6.5 and no section under 5.5
    • University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
    • UNIcert at least level II
  4. proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language (DSH2, TestDaF 4x4 or equivalent)

A ranking list will be compiled on basis of a 90 points max rating system among all applicants who meet the admission requirements. Points will be awarded as follows:

  • max. 60 points for the total score of academic achievements
  • max. 30 points for completed academic achievements in mathematics, statistics and or econometrics

Achievements with different names but that are essentially the same coursework and examinations will be considered during the selection process, if they are considered equivalent. Any such decision will be made by the admission and selection commission.

Application for the 1st semester

Application deadline for summer term
has passed

Application for a higher semester

Application deadline for summer term
has passed
Carmen Reck
Student advisor
Student advisory services (ZSB)

+49 721 608 - 44930Carmen Reck does-not-exist.kit edu


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76131 Karlsruhe



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WT 2023/24

10-23-2023 to 02-17-2024

ST 2024

04-15-2024 to 07-27-2024

WT 2024/25

10-21-2024 to 02-15-2025

ST 2025

04-22-2025 to 08-02-2025

WT 2025/26

10-27-2025 to 02-21-2026

ST 2026

04-20-2026 to 08-01-2026

WT 2026/27

10-26-2026 to 02-20-2027

ST 2027

04-19-2027 to 07-31-2027

WT 2027/28

10-25-2027 to 02-19-2028

ST 2028

04-18-2028 to 07-29-2028

Lectures will not take place:
  • From 12-24 to 01-06
  • the week after Pentecost
  • on all public holidays in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg